Shelter Administrator Kurt Groenda said he believes the amount is increasing because of the economy, and it being around Christmas. According to Groenda, it costs about $1,000 a year to take care of a cat or dog. He said he doesn't expect to see a drop off for quite awhile.
"Usually our adoptions stay up if the trend holds true during January and into March. As Spring starts to get here, they usually drop off quite a bit," Groenda said.
Right now the Humane Center has about 40 dogs and 30 cats right now, which is low according to Groenda who said he has seen twice as many animals in the Center before.
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